PGCert Enhanced Neonatal Care

Course Overview

This degree programme is subject to approval.

The Postgraduate Certificate in Enhanced Neonatal Care will help staff improve their skills within this specialised clinical environment which facilitates improved patient care and increased staff knowledge and competence.

Key Features


  • unique to Wales

Teaching and Employability:

  • enables experienced practitioners to further enhance their clinical skills
  • underpins knowledge to provide increased holistic care to sick and preterm neonates 


The clinical staff in ABMU neonatal unit delivers an in-house programme of study known as the NEST programme (Neonatal Enhanced Skills Training programme). This comprises of eight intensive taught days which forms part of the blended learning approach used to support the Post Graduate Certificate in Enhanced Neonatal Care.

This post graduate certificate enables students to enhance their knowledge and understanding, as well as clinical skills, in areas such as venepuncture and blood gas analysis.  Underpinning theory and knowledge pertinent to the care of neonates is demonstrated through the development of a portfolio of evidence and accompanying narrative.

Entry Requirements

To apply for this course applicants must: 

  • be qualified in speciality with experience of caring for neonates
  • be currently working with neonates and have access to a suitable clinical mentor

How To Apply

Applicants are invited to apply by downloading the  PG application form

Tuition Fees

Annual tuition fees for entry in the academic year 2019/20 are as follows:

UK/EU International
PGCert Part-time £2,400 N/A

Tuition fees for years of study after your first year are subject to an increase of 3%.

You can find further information on fees and how to pay on our tuition fees page.

You may be eligible for funding to help support your study. To find out about scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities that are available please visit the University's scholarships and bursaries page.

Current students: You can find further information of your fee costs on our tuition fees page.

Additional Costs

Students are likely to encounter additional costs at university. These can include, amongst others:

  • buying stationery and equipment, such as USB sticks, etc.
  • printing and photocopying
  • binding of research projects/ dissertations (approximately £5)

Please note there are no mandatory additional costs specified for this course. 

Course Structure

NEST is an eight day intensive clinical programme which is delivered by staff in ABMU Neonatal Unit. Students are expected to attend all eight days and then complete supervised practice to achieve defined clinical skills. Each student will need to identify a suitable clinical mentor who can support learning in the student’s clinical environment and assess clinical competence. The Post Graduate Certificate in Enhanced Neonatal Care course involves completion of two 30 credit work based learning modules which are assessed via completion of a portfolio of evidence which demonstrates underpinning knowledge, learning and mastery of associated clinical skills. Attainment of the Post Graduate Certificate is through attendance of the eight taught days, submission of the two module portfolios and competence based assessment in clinical practice of the integrated clinical skills. 


Module Code  Module Title  Credits Status 
SHGM14  Developing Your Neonatal Clinical Practice 30


SHGM15 Enhancing Your Neonatal Enhanced Practice  30


Postgraduate Community

The College of Human and Health Sciences has a vibrant postgraduate community with students drawn from a variety of backgrounds and nationalities. The College is known for its friendly, welcoming and supportive environment, which combined with its extensive facilities, state-of-the-art technology and superb beachside location, helps to ensure that students benefit from an exceptional student experience. 


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